Various of the printer’s maternal and paternal great grandfathers were involved in activities related to printing. Nathan Sellers (1751-1830) and David Sellers (1757-1813) manufactured the first paper moulds in North America. Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) established a proprietary press called “The Museum Press” in Philadelphia in 1804. Coleman Sellers (1781-1834) invented and manufactured early machinery for producing paper in volume. Oliver Wells (1774-1836) and his son Horace Wells (1797-1851) established the Cincinnati Type Foundry, supplying printers in the westward expansion with type, presses and printing equipment. Coleman Sellers II (1827-1907) authored The Lanston Type Machine: Expert Report (Philadelphia,1889), and in other ways played an instrumental role in production of the earliest commercially viable typecasting machines.